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Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Bikes, WiFi, No Mosquitoes

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

The Lite House is a small, quality home with comfortable, high-end furnishings and appliances, in a private and quiet section of a gated community. This home is the perfect place for a couple who wants their privacy, and also just a bit of luxury. It could also accommodate a small family (four maximum). The queen-size, 12" memory foam bed has high thread-count cotton sheets for cool, comfortable sleeping. In the living room, the inner-spring futon converts into a double bed.

The Lite House is located at the far end of the subdivision, with sparsely scattered neighbors. It is touched on three sides by a fifty-seven year-old lava flow, which is now Hawaii State land as is all land newly formed by lava on the Island. There is nothing between the Lite House and the ocean but expansive lava field and horizon-to-horizon open sky. This combination allows for both unobstructed refreshing trade winds and exceptional privacy within this subdivision. It also showcases spectacular, panoramic sunrises and star gazing. Prior to the 1960 lava flow, the Lite House property was ocean-front. You might say that it is still an 'ocean-front' property, but now it's a quarter mile walk to reach the rugged shoreline (scroll down to see revealing satellite photos). The occasional dramatic crashing wave can be seen and heard from inside the Lite House.

From the Lite House, you can see the Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse in the distance. Its faint beacon adds nighttime charm while it monitors the cleanest air in the northern hemisphere blowing in from off the ocean. These pleasant trade winds are almost always present, and come right through the house when you have the doors and windows open. Enjoy being outside, any time, and with no mosquitoes! At night, the sound of occasional Coqui frogs is a distant and mild serenade.

Champagne Pond, the secluded, geothermally- heated cove exclusive to this subdivision, is a 4- minute walk from the cottage. Here you can snorkel with the sea turtles and fish, or simply float around on the calm, exceptionally clean and clear water. Serious lap swimmers have also found Champagne Pond to be quite suitable.

In the adjacent neighborhood are the Kapoho Tide Pools (aka the Wai'Opae Marine Preserve), known for world-class snorkeling. We provide basic snorkel gear and boogie boards for your use.

If you enjoy bicycling, we make two bikes available to explore this scenic area. The terrain is mostly level, and with very little traffic. Kapoho Beach is a very bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community. The marine preserve is about a fifteen-minute bicycle ride from the house, or you may drive to the parking area and then walk the last quarter of a mile to it.

Note: We did not design this nice little house, but we named it the 'Lite House' because it is best suited for normal-size folks. Consequently, we regret that it may not be comfortable for 'extra-plus' sized guests.

Keywords: house, home, cottage, bungalow

More Details

Owner
Richard or Diane Beers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Richard or Diane Beers

I (Diane) am a kindergarten teacher having just retired. My husband, Richard, and I are looking forward to spending some quiet-time in Kapoho! We have family there, and look forward to when we can see each other any time we want, just by hopping on our bicycles. And I can't wait to take my air mattress down to Champagne Pond every day and float in the lovely, warm water with the turtles!

Richard or Diane Beers purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Richard or Diane Beers chose Puna District

We love the constant, pleasant climate of Kapoho, with its famously clean air. Additionally, mosquitoes have had a unrequited lifelong love affair with Richard, so their absence at this particular home's location especially appealed to him! And we enjoy the fact that the location is so peaceful, and with such privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

- New and luxurious

- All new furnishings

- Privacy and Quiet 24/7

- Borders state land on three sides, ocean view

- Ocean-front property before the 1960 lava flow

- Almost always a cooling breeze coming in

- No Mosquitoes

- No loud frogs

- 3-4 minute walk to Champagne Pond

- Bicycles, snorkel gear, and boogie-boards provided

Guestbook comments from the owner

I shared this Lite House with my mom from the time we arrived on the evening of the 11th until now. This lovely home is ideal for quaint evenings in and walks in the nearby area (location is fabulous) & close enough to the beach/Champagne Pools but far enough from the city noise. I thank you for putting together this sweet, sweet place, we have enjoyed comfort and relaxation here at best. For guests to come lend your senses to the sounds of the ocean (we keep the back door open when we are home), the starry night-sky, the smells of native flora and vegetation around, and the sensation of the winds & breezes. What a gorgeous home & a delightful vacation here. My mom & I & father in heart have thoroughly loved it here.
Jan 2013
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Amenities

Kapoho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with two separate sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) 12' memory foam mattress, quality sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size and high quality with inner springs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Elegant Cottage, Ocean View, Swimming, Bikes, WiFi, No Mosquitoes
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 47 reviews
5

Quaint little peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

This Kopoho home was perfect for our stay in the Puna area. We were within walking distance to our favorite Champagne Ponds, in a quiet little neighborhood. Situated right on the lava fields over looking the Pacific, we enjoyed the clean fresh air. I ran in the morning on the lava field roads and swam with my boys in Champagne Ponds, the Kings Bath and the Kopoho Tidepools. The Red Road is near by, and great food in Pahoa. Clean and well equipped, we found the home perfect for our needs. We cooked some meals and ate out some meals. Lovely stay, we will be coming back to stay for another holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice cottage, location with all amenities provided!

  • 4 of 5

Aloha! Just spent more than a week here. The Beers provided everything we needed including and much appreciated: liquid soaps, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, dish and dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, cooler, bikes, beach towels, rice cooker, coffee grinder, good pots for cooking, outdoor sink and clothesline, etc. We enjoyed the cottage and location and would recommend. Property is well maintained, bright, airy with 2 ceiling fans. The lanai is great for outdoor living. Owners are attentive if anything is needed.

Visit Kapoho Tide pools and Champagne Pond for great snorkeling and warm soak with sea turtles. Cajun Paradise Farms is owned by nice people and they have great food, coffee, smoothies, and home baked items as well as in season organic fruits and produce, honey and souvenirs. Lovely outdoor setting amidst gardens of rare and unusual hibiscus. Thai food is good in Pahoa and Sombat is great in Hilo. A couple beach chairs would be nice, aluminum, but we didn't need as we had much rain. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lite House is in a beautiful spot.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Kapoho Beach Community. It is quiet with very little traffic. The Champagne Pools are a short walk away. The Kapoho Tide Pools are a short drive from there. The house is well kept. The view is beautiful. The sun and moon rises over the ocean to the east. The Kitchen has everything(and more) that I needed to cook what I wanted to cook. The bed is super comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Romantic retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this lovely home. Everything was just as nice as our first stay a couple of years ago. I especially wanted to come again to sit and listen to the ocean, swim in the thermal pool, gaze at the stars and milky way at night and fall asleep to the chirp of the frogs. There's a beautiful shoreline drive nearby and wonderful places to dine near by. We will definitely be back again

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and relaxing, nicely equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Came to the Big Island to relax and take photos, this was the perfect house, it was clean and well furnished, had unobstructed views of beautiful sunrises and equally amazing full moon rises from the patio. Quiet neighborhood with easy walks to the pools. Great starting point for exploring up and down the coast as well as the Kilauea volcano. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An ideal quiet retreat for couples

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed staying at the Lite House very much. The house itself is small and cute, and well appointed- it had everything we needed to feel comfortable and homey. It is located at the edge of the subdivision and because of the way it is placed on the property it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. We loved how peaceful and quiet it was. We spent our mornings drinking coffee on the lanai and watching the sky change over the old lava flow with the ocean in the distance. It was also great not hearing any people or cars while we were there- only the sound of chirping birds and the ocean in the distance.

In addition to offering a wonderful vacation home, Richard and Diane were flexible and worked with us on our dates. We were originally to stay at the Lite House the same weekend that TS Darby was forecast to bring severe weather to the Big Island. They allowed us to change our stay to later dates that were good for us in order to avoid the storm. We are so glad they did! We had perfect weather and an unforgettable getaway. We will stay at the Lite House again next time we visit Big Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kapoho Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Nov 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$99
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle Season
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$99
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Aug 16 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$99
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Nov 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$99
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle Season
Apr 1 2018 - Aug 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$99
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$99
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Damage Insurance $25
Tax Rate 13.25%

Guests must be over 25 years of age, unless with parent/guardian.

Rates quoted are for two persons. Extra guests are $10.00 per person, per night.

Less than minimum nights OK to fill gaps in schedule, or if touching up against other preexisting booking (owners will need to assist with this type of reservation).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Hilo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
137
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pahoa
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kapoho Beach
Car: necessary

The Lite House is in Kapoho's private gated community, 29 miles from the Hilo International Airport. It is a 4- minute walk to Champagne Pond for floating/swimming/snorkeling with vegetarian sea turtles. Kapoho Beach and Kapoho Bay are also worth exploring and are a 10 minute walk across the lava. Wai'Opae Marine Preserve (aka Kapoho Tide Pools), with fabulous snorkeling, is a short bike ride or drive (2 bikes included for your use). The entrance to Volcanoes National Park is 40 miles, the lava flow viewing area is approximately 20 miles from the cottage, and Lava Tree Park is 7 miles. The historic town of Pahoa is 10 miles away, and Hilo (the Big Island's largest town) is 25 miles. Once outside the gated subdivision, take scenic coastal drives both north and south.

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